Former ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell will perform at the South By Southwest music and media conference at Stubb's BBQ in Austin, Texas on Saturday, March 16th with the help of a backing group that will consist of COMES WITH THE FALL members William Duvall (guitar/vocals), Adam Stanger (bass), and Bevan Davies (drums), plus a guitarist named Shawn from a Texan ALICE IN CHAINS cover band.
COMES WITH THE FALL are no strangers to the Jerry Cantrell camp, having previously backed the guitarist during his spring/summer of 2001 club tour, in addition to having assisted Cantrell during his first post-hiatus shows in the San Francisco area in January 2001.
Originally based in Atlanta, COMES WITH THE FALL relocated to Los Angeles two years ago and have two full-length albums under their belts, 2000's self-titled debut and last year's The Year Is One, both of which were issued through the group's own DVL Records.
In a recent interview with www.thedarkarchives.com, Duvall explained how the trio first hooked up with the former ALICE IN CHAINS axeman.
Jerry heard our first album soon after we arrived in LA and really flipped on it, William recalled. He came up out of the blue and introduced himself to me at the Dragonfly one night. He said that our record and THE REFUSED album The Shape Of Punk To Come were the two best things he heard all year. This was an honor to us because we are very big fans of Jerry's work and we absolutely loved that REFUSED album as well. Our friendship grew from there. He would jump onstage with us every time we played a gig in L.A. He even moved into our apartment building. He lived downstairs and would come up and jam with us every day. He started asking me to teach him how to play his favorite songs from our first album. Then I'd ask him to show me something off Dirt. It was real cool, a beautiful time. It was such strong validation for us after feeling so misunderstood and ignored back in Atlanta. I'll never forget it.
In addition to backing Jerry Cantrell at his South By Southwest appearance, COMES WITH THE FALL will perform a set in the support slot at the same gig.
For more information on COMES WITH THE FALL, visit the band's official web site at www.comeswiththefall.com.